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Comments on news posted 2017-11-07 18:08:31: Sprint has announced a new partnership with Altice in the wake of the wireless carrier's latest failed T-Mobile merger attempt. ..

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EliteData
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LOL

new and improved, now with MVNO sprint !
FreeWheel V2.0 !
Ostracus
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Second-guessing.

quote:
The move comes as Sprint is desperate to keep its stock from nosediving in the wake of its failed merger talks with T-Mobile.

So the fear of... rather than any actual falling? Unless Sprint was doing poorly in the first place and this merger would have improved that it should still be the same company as before. No need for nosediving.
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Re: Second-guessing.

Sprint was/is doing poorly and this merger was supposed to save them. Now they’re going to have to hope someone else buys them or spend the $10-20+ billion dollars they’ve underfunded their network by for the past 10 years.
sims
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Re: Second-guessing.

Is that were they got the 30 billion number?
"Their failure means shareholders of the two companies gave up $30 billion or more in cost savings that their managements had expected a merger to generate."
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Anon9db9c
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said by Ostracus:

quote:
The move comes as Sprint is desperate to keep its stock from nosediving in the wake of its failed merger talks with T-Mobile.

So the fear of... rather than any actual falling? Unless Sprint was doing poorly in the first place and this merger would have improved that it should still be the same company as before. No need for nosediving.

So I'm thinking about buying 1000 shares of Sprint, that'll be about $10 total right?
sims
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Re: Second-guessing.

No sprint is still about $5.90 a share so $5,900.

T Mobile is probably a better investment wall street is pissed right now that they aren't merging so the stock is at a 6 month low but it's not any less of a company than it was 6 months ago and the management is way better.

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If Sprint combined its network with that of optimum wifi, they would actually have a legit fighting chance in the tri-state area optimum runs in.

Anon97550
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MVNO deals are becoming std for cable companies

Verizon has MVNO deals with Comcast and Charter. And Google has MVNO deals with T-Mobile and Sprint. Looks like the cable companies are all getting on the MVNO bandwagon with Altice now choosing Sprint.
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Re: MVNO deals are becoming std for cable companies

I thought there were rumors flying that Charter and Sprint are now looking to merge
tmc8080
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upside?

I just don't see much upside on this! I don't see a kind of synergy discount that would keep customers loyal to a combined discount. Does ANYONE in their right mind see it?!?

Anon10ab8
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Re: upside?

This is mvno not a merger. So not the same basis. So sound like Sprint may get so.e.last mile where Atlice services.
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Re: upside?

said by Anon10ab8 :

This is mvno not a merger. So not the same basis. So sound like Sprint may get so.e.last mile where Atlice services.

just because I use the word synergy doesn't necessarily mean merger. it also refers to any alignment of business interests broadly. for example, Verizon and Comcast have chosen NOT TO COMPETE on certain circumstances even today where they build ISP networks (in that case, it's ANTI-COMPETITIVE).
desreversti
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Better Sprint service and thus MVNO ones?

If done properly, then this should allow Sprint to have the needed backhaul in Altice territory.

Beyond tower and airlink issues, my bad experiences with Sprint has often been related to backhaul. I've noticed that as better backhaul has been added to towers, my experiences with data in particular have improved massively.

Since this ties into Sprint's densification strategy, it should help with creating a consistently better data experiences on their Network.

That means happier customers and better retention, thus less churn for Sprint in those areas. It's a wondrous experience to be able to go from getting timeout issues from an oversaturated tower to getting at least several megabits down and up with sub 70ms latency.

Higher speed than that is definitely nice, but having a decent minimum speed is good for 90%+ of phone apps. Hotspot use is another issue and for that, a minimum of 8mbit down/2 up is required IMO.

Hopefully Sprint will finally start to increase year to year CAPEX. Their network is better than it has been in the past, but it's still not close to the other major providers in many areas.
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5G wireless...

With them talking about leaving coax in place alongside the new fiber going in in a majority of their service areas, I wonder if that is what they will be using the future 5G network for? Extending the cell signals further out, along with the extra backhaul... Interesting partnership and what Sprint needs to further compete with speed and reliablility!
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Re: 5G wireless...

said by dhudson1984:

With them talking about leaving coax in place alongside the new fiber going in in a majority of their service areas, I wonder if that is what they will be using the future 5G network for? Extending the cell signals further out, along with the extra backhaul... Interesting partnership and what Sprint needs to further compete with speed and reliablility!

(even if it were true) this would account for probably less than 1/8th the Sprint national footprint-- now if it were Comcast.. that'd be a whole 'nother ball of wax.
Sprint's biggest issues are cheaper MVNO's from ATT and Tmobile.. and there isn't enough Japanese cash to fix that problem!

Anon65efc
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Re: 5G wireless...

Sprint gets paid a couple times from the USF for lifeline cell phones. Many of those companies are owned by Sprint to use Sprint.
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